About Us

A One of a Kind Event Space

Located in the heart of downtown Bloomington, Reality on Monroe is a venue like no other in Central Illinois. Apart from being the site of the historic 1918 fire that took down half of downtown Bloomington, this completely renovated space bring together past, present and future.   From the wood plank floors to the exposed brick walls, the space truly marries rustic charm with urban elegance that  any bride would want from her wedding venue.  The atmosphere can adapt to any ambiance for any occasion from birthday parties to weddings. Locally owned and locally operated, we are proud to provide an alternative to the normal event space for the Bloomington-Normal community.  

Capacity and Availability

Our beautifully renovated space is designed to accommodate parties both big and small.  Whether you're hosting a 20 person shower or a 140 person wedding, Reality on Monroe is the home for your event.  With a seated dinner capacity of 140 people, we are perfect for your intimate and elegant wedding.  If a Heavy Hors D'oeuvres, party atmosphere is more your vibe, we can hold closer to 200 of your family and friends.  


To see if your desired date is available please contact Leah at 309 - 533-3500 or complete the form below. Pricing is dependent upon day of the week, number of guests and duration of your event.  Please reach out with any and all questions. 

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Reality On Monroe

111 E Monroe St Bloomington, IL 61701

309-533-3500